Prince Harry arrives in California, missing royal celebrations

Prince Harry arrives in California, missing royal celebrations

Prince Harry returned to the United States looking sullen on Sunday evening after taking off from his grandmother’s Platinum Jubilee in a private jet before the celebrations were over.

Harry – who was booed alongside his wife Meghan Markle in their only official appearance on their rare trip to the UK – looked particularly grim when photographed after returning to his new home in Santa Barbara, California.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to America before the end of the Queen's Jubilee.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to America before the end of the Queen’s Jubilee.
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He had left his former UK home, Frogmore Cottage, in time to leave Farnborough Airport at 1.30pm, according to the Sun – that is before his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, make her last appearance at the celebrations that marked her. historic reign of 70 years.

“There was no fanfare, they just left,” an insider told The Sun of the trip which was the first time in the UK for Harry’s daughter Lilibet.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral on June 03, 2022 in London, England
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on June 3, 2022 in London, England.
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“They didn’t stick around for the Platinum Jubilee contest,” the insider said.

Their private jet was valued at around $200,000, according to the Sun, which pointed out that it was unclear who paid for it.

As Prince Harry travelled, his grandmother appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with her eldest son, Prince Charles, 73, and his wife, Camilla – as well as Harry’s brother, Prince William, 39 years, his wife, Catherine, 40, and their three young children.

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex return to America before end of Queen's Jubilee
Prince Harry looked particularly gloomy when photographed after returning to his new home in Santa Barbara, California.
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Santa Barbara, CA - Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their family - plus what appears to be very precious cargo - return to California after attending the Queen's Jubilee celebrations in London.  The Duke and Duchess landed in Santa Barbara in a private jet on Sunday evening.  The couple's plane rolled head first into a hangar and it was not possible to see them leaving the plane.  The couple's cars were seen leaving the shed moments later.  The couple's ground crew and security were seen carefully removing items from the baggage hold.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children, Archie and Lilibet, have not been seen in public at all.
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It was seen by royal watchers as a clear show of the monarchy’s future, with Harry taking no place after his shock exit in 2020.

During his short trip, Harry had been kept mostly behind the scenes. He was booed on his only official appearance, at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, where he was also kept away from members of the royal family, including his once close brother.

Harry and Meghan declined the opportunity to have snacks and drinks with family members after the service, the British newspaper said.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the National Service of Thanksgiving held at St Paul's Cathedral, during Britain's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, London, in Great Britain, on June 3, 2022.
During his short trip, Prince Harry had been kept mostly behind the scenes.
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Their children, Archie and Lilibet, have not been seen in public at all.

However, some younger royals – not including William’s children – attended a low-key garden party to celebrate Lilibet’s first birthday, the Sun reported.

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